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Weizmann Institute’s New Water-Based, Recyclable Membrane Filters All Types of Nanoparticles

Prof. Boris Rybtchinski has created membranes comprised mostly of water, that self-assemble in water. They can filter out particles based on size, and can be easily disassembled. Crafting nanomaterials that are also sustainable is a major goal of...
18-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rare Genetic Defect May Lead to Cancer Drug

Dr. Ayelet Erez, a doctor and geneticist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, has found that while a lack of the protein citrin slows children’s growth, blocking it in cancer slows tumor growth
18-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Old Cells That Refuse to Die May Lead to Treatments for Age-Related Diseases

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s Dr. Valery Krizhanovsky finds that old cells might be useful after all. Understanding why some “retired” cells do not undergo apoptosis could lead to treatments for old-age-related diseases.
18-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Keeping Up the Pressure


The lab of Prof. Alon Chen has found that, besides the classic stress response – an acute reaction that gradually abates when the threat passes – our bodies appear to have a separate mechanism that deals only with chronic stress. These findings...
13-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Controlling Electron Spin for Efficient Water Splitting


Splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen for fuel holds great promise for alternative energy. However, current methods of water splitting also form undesirable hydrogen peroxide. Now, Israeli and Dutch scientists have found a way to control the...
13-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

"Green Rust" in the Early Ocean?


How were the Earth’s solid deposits of iron ore created? Dr. Itay Halevy suggests that, billions of years ago, “green rust” formed in seawater and sank to the ocean bed, becoming an original source of banded iron formations. While this would...
30-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

White Blood Cells Get Pushy to Reach Infection


How do white blood cells - the immune cells that race to the sites of infection and inflammation - actually get to their targets? The research of Prof. Ronen Alon has revealed that the white blood cells actually force their way through the blood...
30-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Programmed Proteins Might Help Prevent Malaria

Malaria is still a global scourge, killing mostly children in tropical regions. Developing an affordable vaccine that can stay stable without refrigeration is a challenge. Now, a Weizmann Institute lab has reprogrammed proteins in such a way that...
30-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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